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4th European Forum for DRR: news from our partners

Total number of news: 6

date: 1 October 2013
Source(s): United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Regional Office for Europe (UNISDR EUR)

As Finland prepared for its review, which gets underway on 5 October, EFDRR members called for a better understanding of advances in governance and accountability of disaster management. They agreed to consolidate Europe’s learning in this regard...


date: 26 September 2013
Source(s): United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Regional Office for Europe (UNISDR EUR)

Dr Kelman is internationally renowned for his work on the 'Many Strong Voices' programme that brings together the peoples of the Arctic and small island developing states to meet the challenges of climate change...


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date: 25 September 2013
Source(s): United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Regional Office for Europe (UNISDR EUR)

An innovative Norwegian development is addressing the most challenging priorities of the Hyogo Framework for Action: reducing underlying factors that drive urban disaster risk. A mixed development on the site of the former Oslo airport is transforming a post-industrial wasteland into eco-friendly parkland, residences and offices that are flood-resilient...


 Vice Mayor Elvestuen (left), Ms Paola Albrito of UNISDR and Mayor Stang

date: 24 September 2013
Source(s): United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Regional Office for Europe (UNISDR EUR)

'We are trying to make it easier to live green and make our city more resilient for the changes that we expect. We already experience a wetter climate and have problems with urban flooding. These troubles will only increase in the future,' Vice Mayor Elvestuen said...


 Deputy Minister Paal Martin Sand

date: 23 September 2013
Source(s): United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Regional Office for Europe (UNISDR EUR)

'In Kvam (near Lillehammer, north of Oslo) we have had a once-in-every-50-years-flood twice in the last two years; houses were rebuilt after the first floods and then were destroyed again the next year,' Norwegian Minister Sand said. 'We could say that we were unlucky but in reality we must realise that we will continue to face such extreme weather because of climate change'...


date: 23 September 2013
Source(s): Foreigner, the

Dr. Ilan Kelman, Senior Research Fellow at the Center for International Climate and Environmental Research - Oslo (CICERO) has received the 2013 Damir Čemerin Award of Local Change for helping people to deal with disasters...